Wild animals are all around us. Their lives are threatened daily by their human neighbors in the form of development, roads, vehicles, property owners who don’t understand them, and poachers.
An integral part of the work of The Humane Society of the United States is dealing with this human-wildlife conflict, to provide solutions to these conflicts and foster greater tolerance of our wild neighbors. They focus on finding humane and non-lethal solutions to wildlife conflicts.
Just recently, they set up remote video cameras, not far from their Maryland office, to monitor wildlife activity in a forested area that was scheduled to be torn down to make way for a new housing development. Here is their video of a red fox caring for her babies, taken just feet from a busy highway. As you can see, this fox family has adapted and survived in an environment where humans have taken over.
The HSUS relocated the fox family in keeping with state law, working with the developer and a local wildlife rehabilitation center to make sure they were safe.
Their suggestion is: if you find baby wildlife, go to their website at: tips on how to help them to learn what to do or when to leave them alone.